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Old 04-13-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
dano.1
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Broadcom driver please


Probably asked a zillion times but where to find a driver for the Broadcom nic in a hp nc 6000. After my recent upgrade to the 6.5 kernel and the removal of my old (stupid!!! i know, i usually never do this) 6.4 kernel i seem to have lost connectivity. As a backup i used to have a copy of the old 2.4.25 tg3.o driver loaded as a module and this worked fine. As for the 2.6 kernel these no longer seem to work, modules now have the extension .ko but i cant find anything like tg3.ko on the net.

Any help would be appreciated.

Danny.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 10:57 PM   #2
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Can't you just recompile the new kernel again with support for your nic included this time?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 02:06 PM   #3
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Yeah i've been trying that but despite the fact that the driver seems to be present in /usr/src/linux-source... /driver/net tg3.h I still can't find it when using makeconfig (ethernet 10-100 section) while the other broadcom b44 is present.

I use the current 2.6.5 kernel only for non network related issues while the 'old' 2.4-26 takes care of all the network business, meaning i have to reboot now lol

Danny
 
Old 04-30-2004, 12:33 PM   #4
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Ok figured it out. First of all i've downloaded the official driver from www.broadcom.com
Then i compiled the driver but instead of using the tg3.ko module via modprobe i applied the broadcom patch file to the kernel source.
When now starting make menuconfig the broadcom 5700 is listed as a new 1000 ethernet driver and can be selected as a module or compile it right into the kernel itself. After following the necesary steps (install_modules) finishing the compile process the broadcom is listed as a module in /lib/modules/kernel/driver/net/broadcom5700.ko but it will also load as the kernel boots off (as i've done)

Still could try to insmod the driver after compiling from scratch with the broadcom download, should work too though i haven't tested that. If not then recompiling the kernel is another option left.

Thank you ToniT

Danny.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 05:25 AM   #5
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i have a broadcom card, just add it in the kernel and modprobe b44
 
Old 05-19-2004, 09:03 AM   #6
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I've tried that, but that didn't worked at all

Problem permanently solved anyway, the latest kernel version 2.6.6 has support for the TG3 (again)
After a clean kernel update the tg3 is recognized as a module and performs well.

Now my nc6000 is finally working like it should be (actually already did since 2.6.5 , read my earlier post), since acpi was taken care of in 2.6.5. the 5700 was my only concern.

Still heading for the intel 2100 wireless to get that up and running but i am not using that anyway so nothing to hurry yet.

Greetz,


Danny
 
  


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